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NY 816995

December 13, 1995

CLA-2-57:RR:NC:TP:349 816995


TARIFF NO.: 5703.10.0000

Ms. Pam Brown
Cargo U.K., Inc.
4790 Avaiation Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30349

RE: The tariff classification of a wool tufted carpet from China.

Dear Ms. Brown:

In your letter dated November 9, 1995, received by this office on November 27, 1995, you requested a classification ruling on behalf of China Carpet Atlanta, Inc.

The submitted sample is a 100 percent tufted wool rug which measures approximately 22 x 32 inches, exclusive of a 5 inch fringe attached at each end. The rug's pile surface is produced by inserting textile yarn into a pre-existing base. The pile yarns are held in place by a latex coating and covered by a secondary backing of loosely woven textile fabric. The upper surface contains a sculpted floral design.

The applicable subheading for the wool rug will be 5703.10.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for carpets and other textile floor coverings, tufted, whether or not made up: of wool or fine animal hair. The duty rate will be 6.9 percent ad valorem.

The rug falls within textile category designation 465. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of China are subject to quota and the requirement of a visa.

The designated textile and apparel categories may be subdivided into parts. If so, visa and quota requirements applicable to the subject merchandise may be affected. Part categories are the result of international bilateral agreements which are subject to frequent renegotiations and changes. To obtain the most current information available, we suggest that you check, close to the time of shipment, the Status Report on

Current Import Quotas (Restraint Levels), an internal issuance of the U.S. Customs Service, which is available for inspection at your local Customs office.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Section 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

A copy of the ruling or the control number indicated above should be provided with the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If you have any questions regarding the ruling, contact National Import Specialist John Hansen at 212-466-5854.


Roger J. Silvestri

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